Toronto Blue Jays (30-35) at Tampa Bay Rays (29-35)
|Date & Time||Monday June 11, 2018, 7:10 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +104 / Toronto Blue Jays -114 --- Over/Under: 8
The Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays meet Monday in MLB action at Tropicana Field.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Blue Jays have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Toronto Blue Jays have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Blue Jays with 65 hits and 27 RBI while Yangervis Solarte and Teoscar Hernandez have combined for 115 hits and 66 RBI. Sam Gaviglio gets the ball, and he is 2-1 with a 2.51 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. This will be Gaviglio’s second career game against the Rays.
The Tampa Bay Rays are getting desperate for a win after losing nine of their last 10 games. The Rays have allowed 12 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 10 straight games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, C.J. Cron leads the Rays with 63 hits and 36 RBI while Matt Duffy and Wilson Ramos have combined for 118 hits and 47 RBI. Ryne Stanek gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.14 ERA and 18 strikeouts this season. This will be Stanek’s first career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 6-1 in their last 7 Monday games, 1-5 in their last 6 road games and 8-17 in their last 25 overall. The Rays are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games, 4-9 in their last 13 home games and 1-5 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series. The under is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings in Tampa Bay and the under is 2-0-2 in the last 4 meetings.
Gaviglio has been decent in 28.2 inning this season and is fresh off holding the Yankees explosive lineup to seven scoreless innings. Stanek has had his moments as well, but he's pitched no more than 1.2 innings in all 13 games this season. Not to mention the Rays have been fade material the last two weeks, while the Blue Jays may be playing their best baseball of the season right now. I'm not touching the Rays at all in their current form. Give me the Blue Jays and the cheap price on the road.